It’s hard to start a fitness routine, but once you’re in the grove of it, it’s hard to stop. Whether you’re into hardcore cardio, spin classes, barre, pilates, yoga, running, karate, whatever, your workout is important to you for a good reason. Exercise releases endorphins and endorphins make us happy, and happy people just don’t kill their…wait, sorry. I got sidetracked. Anyway, exercise is cool. Sometimes, we need a little extra something to make it more intense. To help us get deeper into the muscles, get a better runner’s high, test our strength, or meet our fitness goals while traveling. These five items are a great start for people looking to enhance their workouts. Of course, there are so many options out there! If you’re looking for a pick-me-up in a more general sense, I suggest investing in good workout attire you feel comfortable in, that makes you shine, and that supports you where you need to be supported.
Ankle & wrist weightsAnkle (or wrist) weights are a great way to enhance the workouts you’re already doing. They’re an extra challenge and help build muscle quick!
Yoga blocksWhether you practice yoga or some other form of exercise, yoga blocks are great for modifying poses, holding them longer, getting deeper into a stretch, or you can even use them as weights.
Tennis ballsIf you exercise regularly, tennis balls need to be in your bag. They’re great for not only some casual juggling but also massaging our tense muscles. I love to use them on my feet, legs, and shoulders after a good workout so I can be at my best for the next one.
Adjustable yoga strapEven if you aren’t doing yoga, a yoga strap is great for stretching, getting further into a move, or just holding something nice and long. Use it to get further into your hamstrings, to really make that scorpion stick, or whatever your body needs.
A wheel-rollerNeed to tone up your core or kick your workout into high gear? This wheel-roller is the answer. It’s got all your need to tone your core and arms at home and really send those at-home planks into a new dimension.
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